Sets were one of the features Microsoft dropped from their last major update to Windows 10. Seems like Sets is back. In the recently announced Windows 10 Insider Build 17618, Microsoft will be testing with few who are on the “Skip Ahead” section of Insider Program. More about Skip ahead here.
That said, Skip Ahead means the development of next major version of Windows 10, which is going to Redstone 5. So yeah, you will not get this in an upcoming update, but rather the next update which will show up at the end of this year. Sets are a great feature for those who want to club multiple things into one place, cutting down the scatter.
Below is the list of improvements you will get compared to the last version:
- Support for desktop (Win32) apps. You can use with File Explorer, Notepad, and so on.
- You can now launch apps from the new tab page by typing the app name into the search box.
- UWP apps are launched in the same window replacing the new tab page.
- The tab UI in Sets now shows icons including website favicons and app icons.
- Resume your project with more control – When restoring your projects you’ll be prompted to restore related apps and web pages. In Timeline, you’ll see when a project has multiple activities associated with it.
Keyboard shortcuts for Set:
- Ctrl + Win + Tab – switch to next tab.
- Ctrl + Win + Shift + Tab – switch to previous tab.
- Ctrl + Win + T – open a new tab.
- Ctrl + Win + W – close current tab.